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  • Usain Bolt: 9.58by Usain Bolt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 17.92

    Eight days ? ? three gold medals ? ? three world records ? one amazing reputation firmly established. Usain Bolt's life ? and the world of sport ? would never be quite the same again. more...

  • Runner's World The Runner's Brainby Jeff Brown; Liz Neporent

    Rodale 2015; US$ 15.99

    As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. Runner's World The Runner's Brain shows you how to unlock and capture the miraculous potential of the body's most mysterious and intriguing organ and... more...

  • From Russia With Drugsby David Walsh

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    It was the story that shocked the world: Russian athletics was revealed to be corrupt from top to bottom, with institutionalised doping used to help the nation's athletes win medals they did not truly deserve. There had always been suspicions, but now WADA had the clearest evidence of what had gone on. As a result, Russia was banned from international... more...

  • Enduranceby Rick Broadbent

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    "A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek. In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Together with his wife Dana, who won another gold medal in the javelin, they were the embodiment of sporting romance. Born on the same day, they... more...

  • The Masters Athleteby Joe Baker; Sean Horton; Patricia Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. As populations in the industrialized world get older and governments become increasingly keen to promote healthy aging and non-pharmacological interventions, the study of masters athletes enables us to... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Track and Fieldby Peter Matthews

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 92.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. This book is an excellent access point... more...

  • Walker: London 2012by James London

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Leading the UK track and field team to gold medal winning glory at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and again at Beijing in 2008 was enough for British Athletics to turn again to Walker and persuade him - the UK's greatest ever track and field athlete - out of retirement to save the nation from ignominy and disgrace after the greatest ever disaster... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first 'modern' sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • Ken Jonesby Steve Lewis

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 20.99

    Ken Jones was a former British Lions, Wales and Newport wing as well as a sprinter good enough to win an Olympic silver medal. He died at the age of 84 in 2006. Jones started his rugby career with local side Blaenavon and Pontypool before joining Newport in time for the 1946-47 season. He won 44 caps for Wales - 43 of them in consecutive matches -... more...

  • Going For Goldby Loretta Barnard; Gregory Rogers

    Penguin Random House Australia 2012; US$ 10.35

    Going for Gold has fascinating sporting facts and trivia to appeal to everyone.Australia is one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Our talented athletes compete in a range of international events from world championships to the Olympic Games. Over the years we've developed sporting legends and icons who inspire us with their athletic... more...